Acme Studios — Mark Tan

Supporting Artists since 1972

Mark Tan

Khazanah Arts Residency

Mark Tan (b. 1991, Kuala Lumpur) obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Drawing and Applied Arts from the University of the West of England, Bristol. In his investigations and experimentations with the methodologies of mark-making, he practices across a diverse range of digital and traditional media, including photography, oil, charcoal, and various printmaking techniques. Working from his centrally-located studio amidst the sights and sounds of modern urban development projects in Kuala Lumpur, Tan translates his daily observations into inspiration and subjects to be explored in his practice.

Mark has exhibited both locally and internationally in Singapore, Indonesia, France, and the UK. In 2017, he had his debut solo exhibition, Arrangements, at OUR ArtProjects, Kuala Lumpur. His most recent exhibitions include Rudiments (2022) at Temu House, Kuala Lumpur; A Collapsible Time (2020) at zlgdesign, Kuala Lumpur; The Echo Boomers (2020) at Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur; Printmakers’ Assembly (2020) at STPI Gallery, Singapore; Rethinking Editions (2019) and Heartbreak Hotel (2018) at OUR ArtProjects, Kuala Lumpur.

Khazanah Arts Residency
Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, in collaboration with Acme, developed the Khazanah Arts Residency Programme, a 12-week residency programme designed for emerging Malaysian artists based at Acme studios. An initiative under the Khazanah Residency Programme, the arts residency is an annual programme designed to develop and prepare young artists for the next growth phase in their professional careers. Typically, artists for this residency programme are nominated by galleries and residencies in Malaysia and subsequently selected by Khazanah Nasional Berhad and Acme.

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